Follow these 4 easy steps for better butterfly photography

Qasim Syed gives advice on shooting macro photography
(Image credit: Qasim Syed)

Wildlife and nature in and around London have been under my lens for about eight years. One of the best tips I can give is to diversify your subjects and have a toolbox of skills. Macro photography is very accessible: you can do it any time of the year, and you don’t need to go far. You don’t need the fanciest lenses or camera gear either, although the best macro lenses might help.

Butterflies and Odonata (such as dragonflies) over spring and summer, fungi over winter: these have given me opportunities to photograph nature all year round. The challenge with nature macro photography is that to get the best light or to get closest to your subject, you need to go during the golden hour, at dusk or dawn.

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